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SL vs RSA 3rd ODI Match Prediction

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285/10 in 45.2
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363/7 in 50.0
Aug 05, 201804:30
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium - Pallekele, Sri Lanka
South Africa won by 78 runs

SL vs RSA Match Prediction

South Africa To Win the Match, 1.55
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  • South Africa have been brilliant in the first two matches of the series and have the momentum
  • Sri Lankans did not seem to be learning from the mistakes they committed in the first ODI
  • South African batsmen have apparently found an efficient way to tackle Sri Lankan spinners
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SL vs RSA Live Score

  • Toss: Sri Lanka (Fielding)
  • Man of the Match: Reeza Hendricks

Sri Lanka

Niroshan Dickwella 10 10 2 0 100.00
Angelo Mathews 32 42 3 1 76.19
Akila Dananjaya 37 42 4 0 88.10
Kusal Perera 27 17 4 0 158.82
Dhananjaya de Silva 84 66 8 3 127.27
Prabath Jayasuriya 0 2 0 0 0.00
Lahiru Kumara 7 13 1 0 53.85
Upul Tharanga 19 17 1 1 111.76
Kusal Mendis 31 34 4 0 91.18
Suranga Lakmal 12 15 1 0 80.00
Thisara Perera 16 14 2 0 114.29
Andile Phehlukwayo 9.0 0 74 3 8.22
Lungi Ngidi 8.2 0 57 4 6.84
Jean-Paul Duminy 4.0 0 24 0 6.00
Kagiso Rabada 8.0 0 34 0 4.25
Willem Mulder 6.0 0 34 1 5.67
Tabraiz Shamsi 10.0 0 62 2 6.20

South Africa

Reeza Hendricks 102 89 8 1 114.61
Andile Phehlukwayo 24 11 3 1 218.18
Faf du Plessis 10 14 0 0 71.43
Jean-Paul Duminy 92 70 8 4 131.43
Hashim Amla 59 59 9 1 100.00
David Miller 51 47 5 1 108.51
Willem Mulder 2 3 0 0 66.67
Quinton de Kock 2 8 0 0 25.00
Akila Dananjaya 10.0 0 81 1 8.10
Dhananjaya de Silva 5.0 0 32 0 6.40
Prabath Jayasuriya 6.0 0 42 0 7.00
Lahiru Kumara 10.0 0 67 2 6.70
Suranga Lakmal 9.0 1 59 0 6.56
Thisara Perera 10.0 0 75 4 7.50

SL vs RSA Match & Dream 11 Prediction, Betting Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Analysis - Aug 05, 2018

For the second time in the series, the Proteas successfully chased down the total, this time under lights though, to hand Sri Lanka second loss of the series. Sri Lanka will be fighting for their survival in the series as the two teams meet at Pallekele to play the third ODI of the series on 5th August 2018.

SL vs RSA Team Previews

Sri Lanka

Batting first, Sri Lanka once against lost the match in the first half as they failed to put up a competitive total on a good batting surface. Upul Tharanga got out while playing an irresponsible shot off Lungi Ngidi while Kusal Mendis fell over trying to force a flick of the same bowlers.

Unlike the first match, Sri Lanka were rather cautious after losing the first two wickets as Niroshan Dickwell steadied the ship with counter-attacking cricket. The hosts were going at around seven an over after the end of the first six. Andile Phehlukwayo and Mulder then combined well to strangle Sri Lanka which led to a wicket, of Kusal Perera.

Dickwell played well and scored an excellent fifty just when the team required. Angelo Mathews chipped in with a rather sedate innings as Sri Lanka were never able to catch up with the run rate. They could score only 51 runs in the final 10 overs which meant that the Proteas had an easy target to chase for the second time in the series.

Sri Lanka Playing 11

WU Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis , Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Prabath Jayasuriya, Lahiru Kumara.

South Africa

Chase could have been tricky for South Africa had Sri Lankan fielder held onto the chances Amla and de Kock presented them in the first few overs. They both, however, did not repeat the mistakes and provided South Africa with a solid start.

Amla looked to be getting back into the form as played a run a ball knock of 43 - his best in the series so far. Aiden Markram continued his dismal tour as he was caught at slip soon after. De Kock and du Plessis both fell short of their respective milestones as they perished for 87 and 49 respectively. David Miller once again failed to do anything substantial as he edged a harmless delivery through to the keeper.

JP Duminy played a useful knock to bring the Proteas close to the victory, but he too got out in an attempt to go for the glory. Mulder and Phehlukwayo played responsible cameos at the end to guide South Africa home and go 2-0 up in the series.

South Africa Playing 11

Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla, Reeza Hendricks, Faf du Plessis, Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, PWA Mulder, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi.

SL vs RSA Toss Prediction

Chasing has yielded better results in the first two matches and we expect the captains of both sides to field first after winning the toss.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

It's expected to be a cloudy day at Pallekele with chances of thunderstorms. The pitch is likely to be similar to what it was in the first two matches. Considering the fact that Duckworth-Lewis method might come into the picture, captain winning the toss is likely to bowl first.

SL vs RSA Betting Tips

Unlike the test series, the visitors have looked comfortable against Sri Lanka on similar kind of surfaces. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have played irresponsibly and have committed mistakes which are rare to see at this level. Barring Aiden Markram, South Africa's batsmen did not appear to be too uncomfortable against spin. They have been a better side in the first two matches of the series and are better placed to win the third match and seal the series.

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Lanka ha ve good speeders and home condition
2018-08-05 04:28:55
Good spinners and home condition lanka ahead
2018-08-05 04:29:29
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